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Zucchini Bread – And Another Award!

There was actually no Sunday brunch today – Beloved had to catch a flight out of Cleveland this morning.  He was home all of one day, again.  *sigh*  Oh, well – we had a VERY nice day together yesterday, and I cooked brunch then.  I made a quiche, sausage and this very lovely zucchini bread.  It makes two loaves, but freezes well if you can’t eat it all right away.  That’s never a problem around here!

Zucchini Bread

makes 2 loaves

3 eggs

1 cup oil – I use Smart Balance

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups shredded zucchini

1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained

3 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Using a mixer, beat the eggs well. Add oil, sugar, and vanilla; continue beating mixture until thick and foamy.  Stir in the zucchini and pineapple by hand.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  A third at a time, add dry ingredients into wet and gently stir after each addition.

Divide the batter equally between 2 well-buttered 5 X 9 inch loaf pans.  Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool thoroughly.

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Twenty Four At Heart has bestowed my blog with the “Sharing the Love” award, saying that it is always an interesting read and that I’m a kind person.  All I can say is it takes one to know one.  Thank you so much. my friend – you are a sweetheart.

If you haven’t read her blog, hop over there now.  This is a woman who has laughed – and lived – in the face of great adversity.  And where else can you read about hairstylists that dress like leprechauns after slathering their entire bodies in Preparation H, a pair of grandmothers who divorced their husbands – for each other – and a full pictorial account of hundreds of people mooning Amtrak?

It’s just good stuff.

 

Since I can’t find a better way to say it myself – the menopause brain-fog has claimed me for it’s own this morning – I’ll let the lovely lady say if for me:

I know a lot of bloggers love awards as a way of finding new sites.  Other bloggers hate them.  I am going to pass this award along and I hope those I am passing it to will appreciate it for what it is.  My way of letting you know that I admire your writing and your efforts in this crazy blogosphere we operate in.

Amen.

Thursday Drive – often funny, often touching, often thought-provoking (often all three at once) and always well-written.

It’s a Mad Madge World – her post on the Seven Stages of Blogging alone earns an award.  I’d have hugged her if I could when she posted it.

Ms. Meta at Adventures at Midlife – this is the second award I’ve passed to her.  She deserves it.  Her posts always makes me think, even if I don’t comment on or about them right away.  In fact, I have plans to post about something she’s posted about – again.  This could become a habit.

Midlife’s a Trip – also a “she makes me think” blogger, it’s worth visiting just to see her beautiful smile.

Shout – another blog I’ve passed an award to before.  Easily one of the best of the Mommy Bloggers, Tricia is smart, savvy and sophisticated.  I like her a lot.

 





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